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  1. #151

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    Perhaps Little Walter's best known performance: "My Babe." Nice guitar part in this one too!

    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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  3. #152

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    Here's a guitar lesson "My Babe," both the "traditional" way and then a more contemporary one.

    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

  4. #153

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRhodes View Post
    Perhaps Little Walter's best known performance: "My Babe." Nice guitar part in this one too!

    And the source where Willie Dixon picked it up from:




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  5. #154

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    Is it possible to attach PDFs or similar files as part of a post? If not, I'll find a host and link, but I have a mid 70s interview with Teddy Bunn that's worth posting. He comments on his favourite records, some of which are relevant to this thread (more the Swing end of things, but still dance music).

  6. #155

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGerry View Post
    Is it possible to attach PDFs or similar files as part of a post? If not, I'll find a host and link, but I have a mid 70s interview with Teddy Bunn that's worth posting. He comments on his favourite records, some of which are relevant to this thread (more the Swing end of things, but still dance music).
    Yes, it is possible. If you look in the row along the top of the window that appears when you wish to post a reply, you will see several icons. Toward the right end is one that allows you to 'insert image'. That should do it.
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    Here is a non-musical example:
    (I clicked on the "Insert Image" icon, then chose "from computer" when prompted to indicate where the image would come from, then clicked on "basic uploader" on the bottom right hand corner of the prompt box, found the image in a folder of my downloads, clicked on it, then hit the 'upload files' button on the bottom of the prompt box.

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    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

  8. #157

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    More Tiny Grimes----

    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    Thanks for your help Mark. It wouldn't allow me to upload a PDF (kept getting 'invalid file' message), so here are the individual scans:

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGerry View Post
    Thanks for your help Mark. It wouldn't allow me to upload a PDF (kept getting 'invalid file' message), so here are the individual scans:
    Great stuff! Thanks. I don't know why it wouldn't let you upload the scans. Maybe someone else knows more about this.
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    Not really Jump, but just listen to the Swing on these tracks. That feel is seldom heard today. there's also a nice little guitar solo oo oh pa pa da.




    Last edited by GuitarGerry; 10-07-2015 at 02:04 PM.

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    Really like that tune, "Why Did We Have To Part?"
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRhodes View Post
    Really like that tune, "Why Did We Have To Part?"
    Yeah, it has a great feel and I love the vocals. Play it a few times and you'll be singing it in your head for days.

  14. #163

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGerry View Post
    Yeah, it has a great feel and I love the vocals. Play it a few times and you'll be singing it in your head for days.
    It's already happening! I was thinking, "Hey, I should learn this tune...."
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    babs gonzalez was real hip rascal..in the best sense..hah

    wrote a very engaging auto-biography..worthy read

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    babs, slim gaillard and harry the hipster gibson. three hep-cats



    cheers

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    Didn't know about the Babs Gonzales biog Neatomic. That's my Xmas present sorted!

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    O, man, Hound Dog Taylor! Hadn't heard him in a long time. This is a favorite that I suspect most of us will enjoy.

    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRhodes View Post
    O, man, Hound Dog Taylor! Hadn't heard him in a long time. This is a favorite that I suspect most of us will enjoy.

    Actually Hound Dog plays guitar with Little Walter in the videos previously posted here.
    "Just follow the dots and you can't get into trouble" - Steve Cropper

  20. #169

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    Here's a lesson on playing the rhythm part for "Give Me Back My Wig".

    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    Duke Robillard live doing "Jump The Blues For You."

    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    Who doesn't love "Cole Slaw" when it's served up by Bill Jennings?

    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    hound dog used a very obscure kingston branded teisco made guitar

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    cheers

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    Hey guys I've always loved this video. The solo Rusty lays down is really cool. Enjoy!!

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    That was cool! I'm going to have to save this whole thread,it's great. Thank you all for all the video and lessons.

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    that rusty draper vid is cool..very django inspired solo!..unexpected

    always liked this version of the same tune..the great mills brothers with bing crosby




    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by douglas View Post
    That was cool! I'm going to have to save this whole thread,it's great. Thank you all for all the video and lessons.
    Hey man we are all learning from each other. I love forums like this that focus on the music and the players. I don't mind a little gear talk especially if it relates to the sound and background of awesome players. So much good stuff to hear and learn about.

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    Found this short article on Bill Jennings, from the perspective of his being from Indianapolis. For such an important---and frequently recorded---guitarist, not a lot is known about him. I wonder if anyone is working on a biography.

    http://owlmusicgroup.com/bill-jennings-the-original-indianapolis-music-chameleon/

    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    a return to one of my fave guys...bay area west coast jump blues king- saunders king...(later to be carlos santanas father in law!! hah)...he had some wild life!!!



    not high tech, but great tone..has all the right things going..was big cc fan...real octal tube amp sound...and his "little extra"was that he used a felt pick..and i swear you can hear it in the attack of his notes...very unique tone

    i recommend to all you guys, pick up a felt pick..don't be put off by its initial weirdness..use it (or lend it to your bass player for a few days)...with time it'll eventually thin and harden a bit at the tip..and feel much like a "regular" thick pick ie stubby..but with a less aggressive attack...a great thing to have in the arsenal

    cheers

  30. #179

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    Quote Originally Posted by neatomic View Post
    a return to one of my fave guys...bay area west coast jump blues king- saunders king...(later to be carlos santanas father in law!! hah)...he had some wild life!!!


    not high tech, but great tone..has all the right things going..was big cc fan...real octal tube amp sound...and his "little extra"was that he used a felt pick..and i swear you can hear it in the attack of his notes...very unique tone
    Good stuff. I haven't heard much of him. Great vibe there.
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

  31. #180

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    Bill Jennings and Roy Brown, "Letter From Home"

    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    Howlin' Wolf's "Killing Floor" from '64

    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    "Gator's Tail"----Bill Jennings with Willis Jackson and Jack McDuff

    (Bill's solo starts around 1:44)

    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    A tutorial on Bill Jennings' use of double stops---includes a shout out to our own Tommy Harkenrider!

    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    Since we are on the Bill Jennings kick. Their are a couple tunes that have the signature Jennings lines for a blues. Blue Grass, of course Stompin with Bill, but also check out Noon Train that he did with Jack Mcduff, and Billy in the Lions Den with Leo Parker. For Rhy. Changes Alexandria, and Get Hot. Get Hot has I7-Iv-II7-V bridge but killer lines. The song is blazing but provides some of the better insight into Bill's phrasing. This tune is by far one of my favorite Bill Jennings solos. If any of you guys are interested in this and want to learn more please hit me up!!!


  36. #185

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy Harkenrider View Post
    Since we are on the Bill Jennings kick. Their are a couple tunes that have the signature Jennings lines for a blues. Blue Grass, of course Stompin with Bill, but also check out Noon Train that he did with Jack Mcduff, and Billy in the Lions Den with Leo Parker. For Rhy. Changes Alexandria, and Get Hot. Get Hot has I7-Iv-II7-V bridge but killer lines. The song is blazing but provides some of the better insight into Bill's phrasing. This tune is by far one of my favorite Bill Jennings solos. If any of you guys are interested in this and want to learn more please hit me up!!!
    I'm working with Tommy's "Jump Blues Volume 2 (Advanced)" and it's teaching me a thing or two, that's for sure. I would recommend Tommy's lessons to a friend!

    Jump Blues Module 2. (Advanced) | Tommy Harkenrider Blues & Roots

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    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

  37. #186

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    Some Barney Kessel from 1964---pretty hot!

    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    Saw this posted on the "Jump-Blues Guitar Killers" Facebook page---it's an hour of Duke Robillard's jazz trio. Opens with "Glide On", followed by one of my favorite standards, "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me." Not as "jumpy" as we usually are, but Duke is a rootsy guy, whatever he plays.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=56&v=hJ69sZnkMGw
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    i'm nuts for louis jordan...but i always felt his later organ bands were not really equal to his prime tympani 5 stuff...

    here's a great one...a slow burner...it was later covered by harry nilsson!! (who did a great-but different- job of it...)



    Early in the Mornin’ (Dallas Bartley, Louis Jordan, Leo Hickman)

    Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five — #3 hit on the Billboard R&B (Race) singles chart, 1947.

    Recorded 23 April 1947 NYC — Louis Jordan (as, voc, ldr); Wild Bill Davis (p, arr); Carl Hogan (eg); Dallas Bartley (b); Christopher Columbus [Joe Morris] (d); The Calypso Boys (maracas, claves).


    the great carl hogan..left

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    cheers

  40. #189

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    Not quite jump---but I think a lot of others here will enjoy Professor Longhair's "Rock 'n' Roll Gumbo" album from 1974. (This was the first record of his that I heard.) Snooks Eaglin, a New Orleans staple, does nice work on some of these traces. (Snooks is a character.) He plays a fun solo on "Meet Me Tomorrow Night," the second track here.

    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    Just started watching this. Great stuff:








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    i've posted those juniors a few times on this forum..absolutely essential stuff..watched 'em many times...highly recommended (& entertaining! hah)

    there's also a great multi-parter with tommy h and junior..don't miss that!

    and if you want to hear a barn burner find yourself a copy of juniors-jumpin wit junior

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    cheers

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    [QUOTE=GuitarGerry;575524]Just started watching this. Great stuff:

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    Thanks. I watched most of the first installment. I'll watch more as time permits. Junior's got a lot to say! Fun stories.
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

  44. #193

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    Here's a live bit of Junior Watson and Tommy Harkenrider (among others).

    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    A nice lesson on playing in time---feeling the pulse---by Mark Wein, a TrueFire teacher.

    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    A nice live clip

    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

  47. #196

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    Mercy Dee doing the "Romp and Stomp Blues"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=P...&v=0lMw2N1l-h8
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    A Bb jump / swing / blues lick worth knowing.

    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    Chanced upon this today----I played this record to death when it was new (-late '70s, I think)---and thought I'd throw in this track here. Joe Ely has written some good songs and has a nice blend of southwestern influences. Fun song.


    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    Who turned out the lights? Where did everyone go?
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRhodes View Post
    Who turned out the lights? Where did everyone go?
    I'm here my brother. Just teaching away my friend